15 Assisted Living Facilities in Chesapeake City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Chesapeake City is $3,727 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Virginia Beach City with an average starting cost of $3,694.
To help you with your search, browse the 75 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Chesapeake City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Chesapeake City 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Norfolk City with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Chesapeake City find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Chesapeake City, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chesapeake City
The Chesapeake City area played important roles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, but today, the area is popular with residents who are looking for a blend of the urban and rural settings. Around 13% of the area's population is comprised of seniors aged 65 years or older, and the county has 15 assisted living facilities.
In the state of Virginia, there are residential living care facilities and assisted living care facilities, both of which are considered assisted living but differ on the level of care the staff provides. The Virginia Department of Social Services is responsible for overseeing, regulating and licensing these facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chesapeake City
- Tax rates are an important consideration for seniors looking at affording assisted living in the Chesapeake City area. In Virginia, income from Social Security is exempt from taxation, and other forms of retirement income may be deductible up to $12,000, which can help reduce the end-of-year tax bill.
- The Chesapeake City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Chesapeake has a cost of living that runs 17% higher than the U.S. average and 8% higher than the Virginia mean. Goods and services are 10% higher and health care is 14% higher than the rest of the nation, which could take more out of a fixed income.
- Chesapeake City has several public transit options for seniors, including the Hampton Roads Transit system, the Greyhound Bus line and Amtrak service. Seniors can qualify for reduced fairs.
- Violent crime rates in Chesapeake are around double that of the Virginia average, which means seniors and those visiting will need to take precautions to stay safe.
- Chesapeake City has an array of community resources for seniors, including the 55 & Better Program, an organization which holds activities especially for seniors in the community, as well as one senior center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Chesapeake City
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Chesapeake City start around $3,727 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Chesapeake City and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Chesapeake City
Virginia offers the Auxiliary Grant program for seniors who are currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and need additional funds to help make assisted living more affordable. The money from this program must go toward specific expenses, but those include both room and board and personal care and maintenance costs.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Chesapeake City
Chesapeake City and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Chesapeake City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chesapeake City
Chesapeake City-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chesapeake City
Review of Chesapeake Place
I like Chesapeake Place the best. It seems more homey and a relaxed type of atmosphere. They showed me a furnished room. It was much larger than in other places and I liked that. It was an efficien... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor
I have been very impressed with this facility. The staff and caregivers are extremely kind and caring to the clients. The rooms are large, like a Holiday Inn hotel room, with large bathrooms to fac... Read more
Review of Harmony at Oakbrooke
My mother seems to be doing OK at The Crossings at Oakbrooke. They play bingo, watch movies, and there are happy hours. The staff has been excellent, very sweet, and very kind. They know the reside... Read more